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Thinking outside the dating box

Thinking outside the dating box

After I saw Jodie Foster in Silence of the Lambs, I thought it would be really cool to be an FBI agent. Foster’s character, Clarice, was so smart, so gutsy and so witty. I quickly came to my senses though. While the job of an…

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Love in the time of dementia

Love in the time of dementia

My mother-in-law Eleanor is a vivacious woman, a former school teacher who at 84 still insists on the proper use of English. You do not want to mix up the use of “who” and “whom” in her presence, although she will kindly but firmly correct…

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Do you really want to find your soul mate?

Do you really want to find your soul mate?

If one more person tells me they have finally found their “soul mate” I am going to slit my wrists. I am gob smacked that almost 50% of people in a recent Globe and Mail poll said they believe in love at first sight, and…

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The thrill of the hunt

The thrill of the hunt

My older son Jake has been studying philosophy at a liberal arts college on the east coast. Most of the time, I have no idea what he is talking about. During one Skype call, he was jabbering excitedly about the delights of Epicurus. I started…

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Ghosts of Girlfriends and Boyfriends Past

Ghosts of Girlfriends and Boyfriends Past

Unlike most people who start a committed relationship, I didn’t come with a past. If there had been an award in high school for “most likely to join a convent”, I would have won hands down. I wish I could report that undergrad was any…

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Is love over-rated?

Is love over-rated?

Getting divorced just because you don’t love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.  This is the reason I love Zsa Zsa Gabor, the Hungarian-American actress. She is witty and provocative. She is also in her 97th year, and…

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Playing in the soft warm ashes of a once hot love

Playing in the soft warm ashes of a once hot love

A few months ago, my cousin Jen sent me a link to a Jack White song. She heard it on the radio as she was pulling into her driveway and ended up just sitting there, stunned and enthralled – train-wreck style. I want love To…

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